My Garden (originally posted on separate blog)

Welcome to my garden! My name is Lilibet and I’m excited to show you around.

I began gardening almost 4 years ago when I was in college.  I lived in a dorm, but that didn’t stop me! I quickly learned that you can garden almost anywhere as long as you have the right tools and some creativity.

Here are some photos of my first plant babies. ^_^

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A lysimachia plant
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A dieffenbachia plant
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An aloe plant
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A pothos plant from my friend, Amal

I also had a tiny ivy (not pictured) and a small lucky bamboo plant (not pictured).  They made my dorm room so much happier and helped me get through college.

Then I moved,  down south, to an entirely new planting zone (7-8).  I left Indiana (6) and Illinois (5-6) for the much warmer weather of Georgia. I also adopted a cat.  Which meant I had to keep my plants safe from my cat (or vice versa).

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My cat, Rory, when he was ~3 months old

There was this beautiful tree out by the entrance to our apartment (did I mention I also love trees?!)

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Beautiful tree

I didn’t take many photos (if any?!) of my plants at my first apartment, but once I moved again, I had gotten to the point where I had over 25 plants.

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My plant “section” in our bedroom, safe from the cat

I even bought a cute little tree wall hanging to put behind it.  It felt like my own little piece of heaven.  I had spider plant, pothos, lucky bamboo, aloe, peperomia, calanchoe, etc.

I even grew this beauty in honor of my Grandma (still alive). She always had bleeding hearts in her garden when I was little, and it stuck out to me.

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Bleeding heart plant

I moved some of my plants out on the apartment balcony whenever the weather was warm enough.  Sometimes Rory would come out and help me garden.

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Balcony plants
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Rory helping mommy garden

Then I went and rescued another cat, haha, ooooooops!!

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My second baby, Jade. :3

And then I discovered succulents. :O  And succulent leaf propagation (which is AMAZING).  And I was even more plant ‘hooked’.

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Sunbathing succulents
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Current succulent leaf propagation project

Inbetween caring for my cats, plants, and my relationship with my fiancé, I also found time to photograph local trees, flowers, and nature whenever I was out and about. And when Halloween rolled around, I did a butterfly themed ‘Trunk or Treat’.

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My butterfly themed ‘Trunk or Treat’
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A beautiful spider web I found while dog sitting
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Mushrooms in front of the post office
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Sophie sitting by a beautiful flowering tree

A friend recommended I check out a local plant nursery. I spent the first fifteen minutes walking around the nursery with my jaw dropped.  It was the most beautiful store I had ever seen!  I started working there a couple months later.

I did a count two months ago and I had over 100 indoor houseplants.

I’m going to do another count in the next week or two and update you because I’ve bought at least 30+ plants since that count. My fiancé tells me our bedroom looks like a jungle. I think it looks like heaven.  🙂

This blog (and the corresponding YouTube channel) will share all sorts of plant related things – general info, my personal plant projects, tutorials, horticulture info (as I study for my GA Plant Professional license), my plant failures (yes, I do lose plants), and everything else you can think of.  I hope you’ll come join me and have fun with me as we get our hands dirty and learn how to keep things alive.

Yours truly,
Lilibet

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